Kaka wants Brazil to derive motivation from Neymar's injury
Former Brazil playmaker Kaka says that he thinks the current crop can shine in the absence of injured talisman Neymar as they prepare to face Germany for a place in the World Cup Final tomorrow evening.
Former captain Kaka told reporters: "Regarding Neymar's injury, I am sad like everyone who loves football. It's a loss for Brazil and for the World Cup itself, a big loss."
"Of course, Neymar's absence is something negative for the Brazilian national team because of his technical skills and the difference he makes on the pitch, but hopefully Brazil can make of this an extra motivation for this World Cup Semi Final."
The hosts will also have to make do without suspended captain Thiago Silva, but will be able to welcome back the services of defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo, a man seen as crucial to breaking up opposition attacks.